by Sydney Michalski
Piles are in the nature of woodworking….
This is mainly because you don’t usually walk outside, cut one piece, come inside, and make one item out of it…Rather, you cut a pile, rive a pile, de-bark a pile, make a pile of blanks, rough out a pile, dry a pile, and then finish a pile!
Right now, most of our wood for woodworking projects is what you might call a by-product of clearing our land. You see, we have to clear the land for certain things, like clearing the power line, clearing trees back from the house, clearing a road in the forest, and clearing farmland. Whenever we clear, we first section out anything we can use for building timbers. Then, we section out anything Joe can use for woodworking. Then, we section out anything we can use for firewood. Then, we chip the rest into mulch for the farm. This process has developed out of our desire to be good stewards of what the Lord has given us, to put all things to their best use, and put everything we can to some good use…
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58, KJV)
And that means, piles!
Of course, for larger furniture, you need larger pieces, and those piles are out back!
From the tree…..pile by pile…..to your home!